Bonnyrigg youngster has “heart of gold”

Lasswade Primary School pupil Amy MacBeath who is raising money for sick kids.
Lasswade Primary School pupil Amy MacBeath who is raising money for sick kids.

A seven-year-old girl who has Cerebral Palsy is setting the pace ahead of this year’s Edinburgh Marathon after smashing her fundraising target.

Plucky Amy MacBeath has been described as “the bravest, most determined little lady with a heart of gold” by proud mum Julie.

Amy initially set out to raise £250, but as donations began pouring into her justgiving page (www.justgiving.com/Amy-MacBeath), she increased her target to £1000, and then again to £2000. As the Advertiser went to press on Tuesday, the total amount raised was sitting at £1,749.50.

The youngster, who lives at Bonnyrigg’s Eldindean Road with her mum, dad and little sister Cara, said: “I think it’s good to show people what someone with Cerebral Palsy can do.

Read full story in the May 16 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.